Love Is A First references

 




From the unreleased info page we can see the genesis of this song in a 2004/2005 Downie adlib:

Love Is A Curse: Gord began singing these lines during the latter part of the IBE tour. During the summer, he'd sing: "I'll come back and marry you, I do, I do" at the end of "Bobcaygeon." By the Fall, he'd added: "This is as bad as or worse/This is as bad as or worse/Oh, love is a curse/Oh, love is a curse/I've been part of the full brunt of the force/I've been the devil of darkness' horse/And this is as bad as or worse/Oh, love is a curse/I've been interpreted and shrunk/I've been touchless as a drunk/And this is as bad as or worse/Oh, love is a curse." (Thanks fingernailsonhull)
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"...Like God's representatives on Earth"

An old Papal custom which places the responsibility for creation in the hands of the Pontif while the big guy is away. The Pope is said to be God's rep on Earth, as "Vicar" means "representative."